Due to fire fire hazard report Panasonic recalls its 280 thousand batteries which were used in the company’s PC model tablet, but recently it was report that the some batteries are burst into flames.
The company reported that it received 16 reports of fire hazard, from North America and Japan in its Toughpad FZ-G1 tablets due to short circuit resulting after prolonged use as it increases the battery temperature.
No any reports of injury received and the company announced to free battery replacement for the affected owners.
The owners who got Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 tablets (Mk 1/2/3 versions only) should first confirm that whether they have the affected SKU tablet, can be check by observing the back view of the tablet.
If the SKU model found affected you will asked to check whether the battery includes in the following models – FZ-VZSU84U, FZ-VZSU89U or FZ-VZSU96U – Steps are shown below in guide image;
And those owners who fulfil the above mentioned queries are advised to download a firm ware utility from company’s website which is capable to reduce the charging from 4.2 to 4.0 volts.
After doing these all the owner is requested to contact the company a provided email address or contact by phone. The company will send him/her a new battery without taking the old one.
Device makers are increasing the capacity of batteries to increase the charging hours, this result in battery damages causing many effects due to fire hazard and flame burst.
To avoid such threats manufacture recalls thousands of batteries each year after getting some firm reports from any owners. Panasonic itself passed with such type of incident in past recalling thousands of batteries used in different devices like laptops etc.
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